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linux needs bsd networking stack

To: torvalds@cs.helsinki.fi, alan@cymru.net
Subject: linux needs bsd networking stack
From: nn@lanta.engr.sgi.com (Neal Nuckolls)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 14:59:58 -0700
Cc: sparclinux-cvs@caipfs.rutgers.edu, lmlinux@neteng.engr.sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Silicon Valley is bubbling with networking startups.
Many of these new small companies are designing products
based on PC motherboards and doing some sw and/or hw
customization to turn them into networking switches,
routers, firewalls, etc.  Rather than embedding a RTOS,
they are choosing a free unix and usually this is FreeBSD
since Linux networking is not the de facto BSD stack.
The "unique" tcp/ip implementation is a liability to linux.
Is anyone working to replace the standard linux stack
with port derived from the 4.4BSD code?

thanks.

neal nuckolls
nn@engr.sgi.com

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